`

'The most charismatic man you could meet' - Former Hartlepool United players and staff pay tribute to Neale Cooper

Neale Cooper.
Neale Cooper.

Former Hartlepool United players and staff have been paying emotional tributes to Neale Cooper, who tragically died aged just 54.

Popular Cooper was admitted to hospital in a critical condition after a fall at his home in Aberdeen in the early hours of Sunday morning. The football community has been paying tribute to the larger than life character, a real legend at Victoria Park. Pools have also opened an online book of condolence for fans to leave their tributes to Cooper.